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Friday, Nov 10, 7:30PM
Cong Etz Chaim. Veterans Day & Israel Vigil. Click for details.

Thursday, Nov 23 - All Day

Mon, Dec. 4, 7:00PM: Operation Husky: The Invasion of Sicily, Cantigy Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. JWV Post 54 member Steve Fixler speaks about the 1st Infantry Division’s role in the 1943 allied invasion of Sicily. Free admission and parking. Click for more information.

Thurs, Dec 7, sunset

Sunday, Dec 10, 10AM: Monthly Post 54 meeting via Zoom and in-person at DuPage County Admin Bldg 421, Wheaton

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With the reopening of parts of Hines VA Hospital to outside organizations, JWV West Suburban Post 54 brought a catered lunch to veterans at the Residential Care Facility.  On Wednesday, October 25th, members Larry Malis, Joel Bernstein, Mark Turner, Quartermaster Leslie Turner, and Post Commander Howard Goldstein plated and served lunch to veterans who were able to enjoy their lunch in the dining room.  Veterans who could not join us in the dining room were served by hospital staff in their rooms.

Post 54 selected Zazzo’s Pizza & Bar in Westmont to cater the event.  Fried chicken, Italian beef, mostaccioli, salad, and rolls were included in the lunch, which was , by all acounts, a great success.  After serving the veterans, VA staff and post members consumed the remaining food. A selection of soft drinks were also provided to the veterans and staff.

The RCF (Residential Care Facility) houses veterans whose conditions require substantial care that may not be available in their own private residences.

This lunch was the first since 2019 that Post 54 was able to provide at the hospital.  The post expects to return to Hines for another lunch in March or April 2024.

Post 54 at Edward Hines
VA Hospital